• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Forensic Science (Hons) degree from Staffordshire University has been designed to develop scientific expertise, advanced analytical problem solving and transferable skills. The course is ideal for those who are interested in the application of science within the criminal justice system.

For our BSc (Hons) students, there is an opportunity to undertake a 12-month placement. You may choose to work with Staffordshire Police Forensic Department or with other forensic providers and laboratory based employers.


Graduates from our Forensic Science degrees have secured roles as forensic scientists at national providers, including Key Forensics and LGC. Other destinations include crime scene officers for various police constabularies, forensic technicians, fingerprint analysts, public service organisations, and teaching whilst others move on to postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Principles For Forensic Sciences
  • Chemical Principles For Forensic Sciences
  • Crime Scene Documentation
  • Dna-Profiling And Forensic Biology
  • Methods Of Chemical Analysis
  • Expert Witness And The Legal System
  • Investigating And Reporting Of Crime Scenes
  • Cyber Crime
  • Forensic Multimedia

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General Requirements

Apply through UCAS

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, to include Biology or Chemistry at Grade C or above
  • BTEC: DMM, Science based course that includes Biology and/or Chemistry

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Forensic Science (Hons)
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